OHS Regulation

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Part 1 General

Section 13 General protection of workers

(1) If work is to be done that may endanger a worker, the employer must ensure that the work is done

(a) by a worker who is competent to do the work, or

(b) by a worker who is working under the direct supervision of a worker who is competent to do the work.

(2) An employer who develops or implements a procedure or other measure respecting the work at a work site must ensure that all workers who are affected by the procedure or measure are familiar with it before the work is begun.

(3) An employer must ensure that workers who may be required to use safety equipment or personal protective equipment are competent in the application, care, use, maintenance and limitations of that equipment.

(3.1) Where a worker makes a report under section 14(2.1), the employer shall review the situation and take any necessary corrective action in a timely manner.

(4) If a regulation or an adopted code imposes a duty on a worker, the worker’s employer must ensure that the worker performs that duty.